Three of the starting line-up, Koyamaibole, Alifereti Doviverata and lock Api Naevo play their club rugby in Japan with the rest plying their trade between Britain, France, New Zeland and Australia.
Although they suffered that heavy defeat against the Welsh, the Fijians will be stronger this time around particularly in the backs with the elusive Serevi at full back, the Saracen Nicky Little at out-half and Vili Satala in the centre.Satala missed the Welsh game because his club Harelquins refused to release him despite urging from the Fijian management who were backed by the IRB. Harlequins insisted that the necessary paperwork had not arrived in time to secure the players release.
Fiji. Waisale Serevi (Stade Montois); Fero Lasagavibau(Northland), Vili Satala (Harlequins), Seremaia Bai ( Southland), Norman Ligairi (Southland); Nicky Little ( Saracens), Jacob Rauluni (Rotherham); Richard Nyholt ( Queensland University), Greg Smith (capt) ( Waikato), Bill Cavubati (Masterton); Api Naevo (Kaneka),